Passively Safe Roadside Cabinets for Electrical Equipment

This article describes how signs and lighting columns that are currently being installed on trunk roads without barriers are now usually passively safe. This passively safe street furniture is proving to be exceptionally safe with almost no recorded severe injuries in vehicle impacts. Passively safe signposts and lighting columns are proving a most economical alternative to traditional steel signposts and lighting columns with associated protective barriers and energy absorbing terminals. This direct financial saving explains why passive safety is proving so popular on trunk roads. The article discusses how rural non-trunk roads with their serious accident rates are regrettably far behind in their use of passively safe street furniture. Crash tests on passively safe roadside cabinets has been unavailable until now and this article presents some of the crash test results.

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  • Accession Number: 01482876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 2:39PM